coronavirus variant
Jump to
29 Results Found
  • Cumulative COVID-19 vaccine coverage reaches 23.88 crore Jun 08, 2021 09:22 PM IST

    Cumulative COVID-19 vaccine coverage reaches 23.88 crore

    Cumulatively, 3,17,37,869 people in the same age group across states and union territories have received their first dose and 3,16,134 their second dose since the start of Phase-3 of the vaccination drive.

  • Vietnam detects hybrid of B.1.617.2 and UK COVID-19 variant May 29, 2021 01:38 PM IST

    Vietnam detects hybrid of B.1.617.2 and UK COVID-19 variant

    After successfully containing the coronavirus for most of last year, Vietnam is now battling an outbreak that is spreading more quickly. Nearly 3,600 people have been infected in 31 of its 63 cities and provinces since late April, accounting for more than half of the country's total infections.

  • COVID-19 Vaccines | Our jab highly effective on coronavirus variant prevalent in India, suitable for 12 years and above: Pfizer to Govt May 26, 2021 10:58 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccines | Our jab highly effective on coronavirus variant prevalent in India, suitable for 12 years and above: Pfizer to Govt

    Pfizer, which is ready to offer 5 crore doses to India between July and October this year and has sought certain relaxations including indemnification, has held a series of interactions with the Indian government authorities recently including one this week.

  • Brazil confirms presence of coronavirus variant first identified in India May 24, 2021 05:32 PM IST

    Brazil confirms presence of coronavirus variant first identified in India

    Brazil suspended flights from India last week following the recommendation of the National Health Surveillance Agency.

  • Govt asks social media platforms to remove content mentioning 'Indian variant' of coronavirus May 22, 2021 12:42 PM IST

    Govt asks social media platforms to remove content mentioning 'Indian variant' of coronavirus

    On Friday, the IT ministry wrote to all social media platforms emphasising that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has not associated the term "Indian Variant" with the B.1.617 variant of the coronavirus in any of its reports.

  • Explained: How worrying is the variant first seen in India? May 18, 2021 05:41 PM IST

    Explained: How worrying is the variant first seen in India?

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Britons to be cautious and some of the scientists advising him say restrictions might need to be reimposed quickly because of a worrying variant first detected in India. Here’s a look at what we know and don’t know about the variant.

  • UK COVID-19 restrictions eased despite variant concerns May 17, 2021 01:47 PM IST

    UK COVID-19 restrictions eased despite variant concerns

    Across England, Wales and most of Scotland, indoor hospitality in pubs, restaurants and cafés returns and cinemas, museums and sports venues are to open their doors for the first time in months.

  • Vaccines almost certainly less effective' against B1.617.2 transmission: UK expert May 15, 2021 04:49 PM IST

    Vaccines almost certainly less effective' against B1.617.2 transmission: UK expert

    Professor Anthony Harnden, from the University of Oxford who is the deputy chair of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), said it was important to approach the easing of lockdown in England with “utmost caution” as it remains unclear exactly how much more transmissible the variant detected in India is.

  • UK looking at all possible solutions to tackle India coronavirus variant May 13, 2021 07:46 AM IST

    UK looking at all possible solutions to tackle India coronavirus variant

    "It may be more transmissible ... maybe even considerably more transmissible. We are looking at all the potential solutions for the surges we're seeing in Bolton and elsewhere," he told parliament.

  • Variant accelerating India's COVID explosion: WHO's Soumya Swaminathan May 09, 2021 03:00 PM IST

    Variant accelerating India's COVID explosion: WHO's Soumya Swaminathan

    Swaminathan, an Indian paediatrician and clinical scientist, said the B.1.617 variant of COVID-19, which was first detected in India last October, was clearly a contributing factor to the catastrophe unfolding in her homeland.

  • South Africa reports four cases of India virus variant May 09, 2021 02:18 PM IST

    South Africa reports four cases of India virus variant

    "The four cases of B.1.617.2 have been detected in (the provinces of) Gauteng (2) and KwaZulu-Natal (2) and all have a history of recent arrival from India," Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a statement late Saturday.

  • First case of Indian variant of COVID-19 detected in Sri Lanka May 08, 2021 05:07 PM IST

    First case of Indian variant of COVID-19 detected in Sri Lanka

    The Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine of the University of Sri Jayewardenapura in a report released on Saturday said the infected person had returned from India and was found at a quarantine center for returnees in Colombo.

  • In fight against COVID variants some firms target T cell jabs May 08, 2021 03:31 PM IST

    In fight against COVID variants some firms target T cell jabs

    It is one of the big questions about the pandemic, with Pfizer chief Albert Bourla recently acknowledging that it is likely a booster will be needed to help extend the protection conferred by its vaccine and ward off new variants.

  • Spain to enforce quarantine on travellers from India Apr 27, 2021 05:51 PM IST

    Spain to enforce quarantine on travellers from India

    As there are no direct flights from India to Spain, the measure will apply to those who travelled via third countries, government spokeswoman Maria Jesus Montero said

  • COVID-19 infections surge in Nepal, fueled by mutant strains from India Apr 26, 2021 03:35 PM IST

    COVID-19 infections surge in Nepal, fueled by mutant strains from India

    Nepal, which shares a long porous border with India, reported 3,032 new infections on Sunday, the highest daily surge recorded this year. It took the total caseload since the pandemic first struck Nepal to 300,119, and there have so far been 3,164 deaths, according to government data.

  • Pfizer/BioNTech say vaccine effective against South African variant Apr 01, 2021 06:42 PM IST

    Pfizer/BioNTech say vaccine effective against South African variant

    No cases of the disease were observed in South Africa during the phase-three trial study among participants who had received their second dose, the companies said in a statement.

  • Covishield, Covaxin effective against UK, Brazilian variants; Work against South African strain on: Govt Mar 30, 2021 08:10 PM IST

    Covishield, Covaxin effective against UK, Brazilian variants; Work against South African strain on: Govt

    Addressing a weekly press conference of the Union health ministry, ICMR Director-General Balram Bhargava also said of 11,064 genome samples sequenced in the country, the UK variant of the virus was detected in 807, the South African variant in 47 and the Brazilian variant was found in one.

  • New COVID strain detected in Israel; Pfizer vaccine purchase bid delayed Mar 30, 2021 07:55 PM IST

    New COVID strain detected in Israel; Pfizer vaccine purchase bid delayed

    The ministry said separately it discovered no evidence the new variant caused widespread infection or severe morbidity, and said it appeared to be scarce and may be disappearing entirely.

  • New findings may shed light on why the UK variant of COVID-19 is more infectious Mar 26, 2021 06:38 PM IST

    New findings may shed light on why the UK variant of COVID-19 is more infectious

    The B.1.1.7 variant of SARS-CoV-2 was discovered in Kent, UK in December 2020, and has since spread across the globe, contributing to the increase in cases being seen in Europe and Britain’s own second wave of the pandemic earlier in the year, Shefield University said in a press release on Friday.

  • UK COVID-19 variant has significantly higher death rate, study finds Mar 10, 2021 05:23 PM IST

    UK COVID-19 variant has significantly higher death rate, study finds

    The B.1.1.7 variant was first detected in Britain in September 2020, and has since been found in more than 100 countries.

  • How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants? Feb 25, 2021 03:07 PM IST

    How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants?

    Viruses constantly mutate as they spread, and most changes aren’t significant. First-generation COVID-19 vaccines appear to be working against today’s variants, but makers already are taking steps to update their recipes if health authorities decide that’s needed.

  • Two COVID variants detected in Maharashtra, Kerala: Govt Feb 23, 2021 07:24 PM IST

    Two COVID variants detected in Maharashtra, Kerala: Govt

    Addressing a press conference, NITI Aayog Member (Health) V K Paul said that 187 people have tested positive for the UK strain of SARS-CoV-2 in the country so far, while six people have detected with the South Africa variant. Also, one person has tested positive for the Brazil variant strain.

  • No data on efficacy of India's COVID vaccines against South African, Brazilian variants: Scientists Feb 17, 2021 06:30 PM IST

    No data on efficacy of India's COVID vaccines against South African, Brazilian variants: Scientists

    Answering the question uppermost in many minds, researcher Deepak Sehgal said it is difficult to say how effective the two will be against the new emerging variants, particularly the South African and Brazilian ones, unless scientists have studied them properly.

  • COVID-19 shots might be tweaked if variants get worse Feb 16, 2021 11:58 AM IST

    COVID-19 shots might be tweaked if variants get worse

    Viruses mutate constantly and it takes just the right combination of particular mutations to escape vaccination.

  • Pfizer vaccine can neutralise coronavirus variants first reported in UK, South Africa: Study Feb 09, 2021 11:56 AM IST

    Pfizer vaccine can neutralise coronavirus variants first reported in UK, South Africa: Study

    The research, published in the journal Nature Medicine, noted that the vaccine is effective against coronavirus variants carrying the N501Y and E484K mutations.

Sections